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Old 07-21-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
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I have a 2001 4cyl jeep wrangler. Just incase that matters in any ideas everyone may have for me.

I rarely have my top or doors on.


I'm taking just a two or three night camping trip and was wondering if there are any ideas or cool things I should know about bringing the Jeep. Is one of those tents worth buying? anyone know any cheap ones?

Also I am possibly driving 3 or 4 of us total and was wondering the best route to go for carrying extra luggage.

Let me know guys or even if you wanna just share some cool jeep camping pictures that works too

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Old 07-21-2010, 03:41 PM   #2
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I think i would need to rent a trailer if i was taking 4 people camping for 3 days. plus i have 3 dogs i would have to put the poor things on the roof. Not to mention all the beer. Maybe i would need 2 trailers can you haul two trailers?

how could i put these guys on the roof.

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Old 07-21-2010, 03:42 PM   #3
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for carrying extra bags and such of course a roof rack is the best way to go. they arent too expensive.

personally regarding the tent just make sure you get one with a bug net. Sears, Walmart, or any local camping/ outdoors store should carry tents that aren't too over the top.
so much stuff i want to do, and still a summer to work off the money to do it.
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:51 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by EP_00' View Post
for carrying extra bags and such of course a roof rack is the best way to go. they arent too expensive.

personally regarding the tent just make sure you get one with a bug net. Sears, Walmart, or any local camping/ outdoors store should carry tents that aren't too over the top.
I think the OP is referring to the tents that attach to vehicles, like this one.

Originally Posted by zacharykatic View Post
..... Is one of those tents worth buying? anyone know any cheap ones?.....

IMO, those tents are overpriced and gimicky. They'd be great if you:
a: don't want to unload camping gear from your vehicle
b: don't plan on driving after you set up your tent
c: love your vehicle so much you want to sleep with it too

OK, maybe that 3rd one doesn't count if you own a Jeep

I use a nice Coleman tent when I camp. I'll set it up while everyone else is towing in campers. To me, camping = tent. If you have a shower, microwave, and couch, you're not really camping, lol!

Oh, and a little tidbit I picked up over the years:
Buy a big cheap tarp and tie it to trees over your tent if you're in inclimate weather. It will keep you and any gear you pile near your tent nice and dry
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:05 PM   #5
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You really have only 3 options. 1. each passenger has to hold a piece of camping gear in their laps. 2. A reciever hitch basket or 3. rent a trailer.
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:10 PM   #6

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Well optimally your buy a Motorhome and tow the jeep behind it. But short of that 4 people and supplies to going to tax room and weight. Roof rack is a good idea along with a bumper buddy and over the spare rack. But if it's a one time event rent a trailer and be done with it. If you do go the trailer route find an enclosed one so nothing flies out or off of it. U-haul has them and only a few bucks more. If you plan on doing more camping look into a tent trailer....they're lite and comfy and a jeep can tow it easily.

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Old 07-22-2010, 12:30 PM   #7
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Myself and my son take a yearly 4 night camping trip. Tent, chairs, sleeping bags, clothes, other misc gear totally fills the rear with no seat. I've nets in the rear cage and the stuff is tied down. (no food) It is full just about up to the roll bars. If you are taking 3-4 people and gear, you need a trailer or overhead rack. You can get a hitch mounted carrier but i don't like those. All the stuff really get blasted with road debris.
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I have a enclosed trailer that i haul my Ranger and Sportsman in along with all my camping equipment.
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I'll bring this thread back to life

The question I have is this - we're trying to setup a 3-4 days camping trip around Wisconsin. Main thing is that we're trying to stay on the trails as much as it is possible and hit the roads only in case of emergencies, need of gas, or if there is no other way
I was hoping that someone has done it before and get some ides on the map of the trip and some pointers. It's going to be a 3-5 Jeeps group possibly with a trailer. It is must be family friendly and possibility of cabin would be even nicer (we have kids with us)
Any help is greatly appreciated

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